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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 7:58 AM Comments

The ideal weight of a person is calculated basing on the height and weight. Whether a person is either underweight or overweight is calculated from the Body Mass Index (BMI).

This is calculated by dividing the body weight in Kilograms by height in squared meters, i.e.Kg/square meter. It is inferred as follows; 
  • BMI (kg/m2)
A graph of body mass index is shown above. The...Image via Wikipedia
  1. Underweight ≤18·5.
  2. Normal weight: 18·5–24.9.
  3. Overweight: 25–29.9.
  4. Obese class I: 30–34.9.
  5. Obese class II: 35–39.9.
  6. Obese class III: ≥40

Other predictors of risks of cardiovascular events are Waist to Hip ratio (WHR), Waist Circumference and abdominal or central obesity.

Diabetic and cardiovascular events rise with increasing BMI.
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